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Track(s) taken from CDA67874

Holy Lord God Almighty

5vv ATTBarB
author of text
Revelation 4: 8, 11

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
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Recording details: November 2010
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell
Release date: October 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Mary I by Hans Eworth (c1520-1574)
AKG London


'The Cardinall's Musick are at their best in this repertoire, and their performances have confidence and authority … Parsons certainly deserves the hearing that Carwood's musicians afford us, so this addition to the catalogue is very valuable' (Gramophone)

'Carwood and his singers highlight the inherent drama of Parsons' style, notably in O bone Jesu, with its changing textures, brilliant canons and expressive dissonances … perhaps the crowning glory of the disc is the final Ave Maria, the slow and poignant unfolding of which echoes long in the memory. Hyperion's detailed recording, swathed in the glowing acoustic of the Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, enhances these seraphic performances' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Parsons is not a one-hit-wonder after all … one may expect the incidence of Parsons' music on programmes to increase significantly especially after such a fine sound as Carwood generates' (Classic FM Magazine)
Deliver me from mine enemies and Holy Lord God Almighty are definitely influenced by the Flemish style from the Continent. They are full throughout and the text-setting is efficient although with no hint of the Edwardine style where homophony is the norm. Both pieces rely heavily on close imitation. Holy Lord God Almighty does use the Edwardine form of ABB which is found in short anthems by Tallis, Sheppard and others but its rather instrumental style clearly places it as an Elizabethan piece.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2011

Deliver me from mine enemies et Holy Lord God Almighty sont des pages résolument influencées par le style flamand venu du continent. Elles sont «full» de bout en bout et leur mise en musique du texte est brillante, bien que dénuée de toute allusion au style édouardien, où l’homophonie est la norme. Toutes deux reposent sur l’imitation serrée. Holy Lord God Almighty recourt à la forme édouardienne ABB rencontrée dans les anthems courts de compositeurs comme Tallis et Sheppard, mais son style assez instrumental en fait clairement une pièce élisabéthaine.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Die beiden Werke Deliver me from mine enemies und Holy Lord God Almighty sind eindeutig vom flämischen Stil des Kontinents beeinflusst. Sie sind durchgängig vollstimmig gehalten und die Textvertonung ist wirkungsvoll, obwohl der Eduardinische Stil, bei dem Homophonie die Norm ist, sich hier gar nicht abzeichnet. Beide Stücke machen sehr viel Gebrauch von enger Imitation. In Holy Lord God Almighty ist die Eduardinische ABB-Form verarbeitet, die sich auch in den kurzen Anthems von Tallis, Sheppard und anderen findet, doch aufgrund seines eher instrumentalen Stils sollte es eher in der elisabethanischen Periode angesiedelt werden.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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